Yearly Archives: 2013

Rehab Financing for Condos

Over the last few months, home prices in California have hit a bit of a plateau. While the numbers are still up dramatically from 2012 and expected to climb again in 2014, ZINC Financial understands that some of our clients

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Your 2013 Market Summary

Like 2012, 2013 has been an excellent year for house flipping and for the housing market in general. The economy’s recovery has been markedly slow over all, but that hasn’t been the case in the housing industry during 2013. Around

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December Featured Investor Profile

Our client CKT Properties has been successfully rehabbing houses in Northern California since 2008. The company is run by the dynamic father and son duo of Thomas and Kristian. When Kristian was 21, he convinced his father to become his

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Why Does ZINC Require Builders Risk Insurance?

When you buy a home for yourself and your family, one of the first things you’ll do before moving in is make sure that your new dwelling is properly insured. A home is a major investment, and if it were

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San Diego Real Estate Highlight

For fix & flip investors, the last year has been an exceptionally good one. Home prices are up all over the country and the market is showing little sign of slowing down. So how can you make next year even

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The Pros and Cons of Buying a Property with Fire Damage

Most fix and flip investors aren’t deterred by a home that needs renovations. In fact, many investors looking to flip homes are particularly attracted to fixer-uppers because they are undervalued. However, when you come across a home that has suffered

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November Featured Investor Profile

Andrew S. Espino currently owns and manages a real estate brokerage firm in Downtown San Jose called Realty Executives Silicon Valley. RESV is the premier real estate brokerage serving San Jose and has closed over 45 transactions in the last

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Understanding the Difference between Hard Money and Private Money

Many first-time borrowers struggle to understand the difference between private money and hard money. There are in fact a number of similarities between private money and hard money loans, and both can be used to fund your real estate investments.

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What Do Investors and Jeremy Renner Have in Common?

The house flipping market is so hot these days that even celebrities are getting involved. Jeremy Renner, the star of such films as the Bourne Legacy and Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol recently sold a home that he had flipped with

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When it Comes to These Fix & Flip Fixes, Do Not DIY

For a lot of fix & flip professionals, the fun part of the job is the renovations. The chance to take a rundown house and make it into an inviting home can be a wonderful test of creativity, determination, and

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October Featured Investor Profile

Tyler began House to Home Properties, LLC, a division of House to Home Investments Inc., in 2012, just one year after graduating from California State University, Fresno with his bachelors of science in Construction Management. Tyler is a natural born

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Fresno Real Estate Inside Report

With the housing market improving so rapidly in markets like San Francisco and Los Angeles, investors looking for new properties within California are sometimes having a hard time competing in the over-crowded house flipping market. If you’re looking for a

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Facing These Situations? A Buy & Hold Strategy Makes Sense.

A Buy & Hold investment strategy is the smart choice for all sorts of investors, but it can be particularly rewarding in a number of specific circumstances. If you’re looking for a new way to invest your money, consider Buy

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U.S. Census Bureau Confirms More Americans are Renting

Even as the housing market surges back across the country, there is still a solid chunk of Americans who are wary to return to the housing market. While house flippers are having a heyday, particularly in the California marketplace, the

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House Flipping: Not Exactly What You See on TV

Shows like Flip This House and Flip Men have done a lot of good for the house flipping industry. They’ve introduced a new generation of investors to the fun, excitement, and often lucrative nature of house flipping. But if you’ve

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